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Research Paper

Security in the Sinai: Present and Future

27 Mar 2014
Long read by Zack Gold

Since the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime in Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula has become increasingly unstable with hard-line militant Muslims launching attacks against Israel, the Egyptian state and, most recently, a tourist target. In this ICCT Research Paper, Zack Gold analyses the current threat emanating from the Sinai by mapping the various violent actors and their international connections. He looks at the policies of the current and past regimes in Egypt towards the peninsula, and the responses by regional and international actors. In the concluding section, Gold offers four possible scenarios for the trend of terrorism in the Sinai peninsula and Egypt, advocating a focused response by both the Egyptian government and the international community.

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How to cite: Gold, Z. "Security in the Sinai: Present and Future", The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague 5, no. 4 (2014).